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Case No. 21-0854

Shelley Barnes and Cameron Barnes
CDM Rentals, LLC

Shelley and Cameron Barnes seek further review of a court of appeals’ opinion affirming the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of CDM Rentals, LLC. The Barnes brought suit after Shelley slipped and fell on a driveway of the apartment that the Barnes were leasing from CDM. The Barnes argue the lease imposed a contractual duty and the Iowa Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, codified at Iowa Code chapter 526A, imposed a statutory duty on CDM to maintain the driveway.



Shelley Barnes and Cameron Barnes


CDM Rentals, LLC

Attorneys for the Applicant

Steve Hamilton
Molly M. Hamilton

Attorney for the Resister

Scott Green

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Nov 17, 2022 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 12, 2023

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 11, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Celene Gogerty, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and May, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (6 pages)

            Tenants appeal the grant of summary judgment for a rental company in this premises liability action.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm because the tenants have not shown the district court erred.

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Aug 29, 2022
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